I wrote this poem for my mother shortly after she had a scare
with cancer. I wanted to show her how much she means to me.
The big question is, where do I start?
I carry so many feelings for you in my heart
You nurtured me all through my childhood years
You comforted my hurts and wiped away my tears
You answered my questions, even the ones that were dumb
You know, those that will haunt me until I am gone
Then came the tough times when I was a teen
Until then I didn't know what having a mother could mean
You are there when I need you in so many ways
You pick me up when I'm down and brighten my days
Of course you are there to share the good times too
Those special occasions wouldn't be the same without you
I will never be able to express for as long as I live
My appreciation to you for all of the love that you give
So in return for all of your caring through the years
I promise to be there for you and wipe away your tears
Whenever you need me I'm just a phone call away
To talk or to listen, any time, any day
Mom, I love you with all of my heart.
Lisa Jo Ewert
Copyright© Words From The Soul by Lisa Jo Ewert
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This poem was published through The National Library of Poetry
in an anthology named Echoes of Yesterday in 1994.
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